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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • PERMIT TO CARRY A FIREARM IN POLAND

  • Please be informed that from 01st May 2004 all European Union nationals arriving in Poland as well as all Polish nationals who are residents of one of the European Union countries wishing to travel to Poland for the purpose of hunting or sports events will be allowed to take their firearms and ammunition on the basis of an appropriate permit, such as:

    • European Firearm Pass or
    • a certificate issued by the Polish Consulate.

    During the period of the validity of either certificate the bearer is entitled to purchase ammunition for the weapon specified in the permit but only for hunting purposes or sports events.

    If the certificate is required to be issued by the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in London the following documents need to be submitted:

    I. Valid passport

    II. European Firearm Pass

    III. Hunting voucher or an invitation to take part in a sport event (confirmed by an appropriate, regional commanding police officer)

    IV. A letter of application, which should contain the following information:

    1. PERSONAL DETAILS OF AN APPLICANT

    • name and surname
    • permanent residence address
    • address of temporary residence while in Poland

    2. INFORMATION REGARDING FIREARMS CARRIED:

    • type of firearm (e.g. hunting riffle, pistol, shotgun)
    • make, model
    • serial number
    • bore and year of production
    • other characteristics
    • number of magazines

    3. INFORMATION REGARDING AMMUNITION:

    • type of ammunition
    • number of rounds
    • caliber

    4. DATAILS OF TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:

    • purpose of bringing the weapon to Poland
    • date of entry
    • date of departure
    • means of transportation

    In case of an European Firearm Pass the following requirements must be met:

    • the firearm must be listed in the document
    • to a valid document confirming the purpose of the visit must be issued by appropriate authorities in Poland.

    Documents can be brought in or posted to our office. Providing all documentation is in order the Consular Section issues the permit, which must be then presented to the border guard upon the entry into Poland. The consular fee is GBP 43.00.

    Payment is accepted in cash by cheque or by Postal Order (made out to Polish Embassy).
    Credit or debit cards are not accepted.

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